Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing

Diverse Disciplinary, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives

Editors: Stoltzfus, M., Green, R., Schumm, D. (Eds.)

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About this book

Fusing the disciplines of health care, spiritual care, and social services, this book examines the relationship between chronic illness and spirituality. Contributors include professionals working in traditional, holistic and integrative clinical settings, as well as religious studies scholars and spiritual practitioners.

About the authors

Paula Arai, Louisiana State University and Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women, USA Kelly Arora, Regis University School of Pharmacy and the Iliff School of Theology, USA Noel Boyle, Associate Professor of Philosophy at Belmont University, USA Nancy J. Burke, PhD, University of California, San Francisco, USA Amy Holte, UCSD Centers for Mindfulness and Integrative Medicine, USA Ruth Stanley, St. Benedict's Monastery and Holistic Services for the CentraCare Heart and Vascular Center, USA Christine A. James, Valdosta State University, USA Ruth Krall, Goshen College, USA Lavonna L. Lovern, Central Methodist College, USA Paul J. Mills, University of California, San Diego, USA Delia Birle, University of Oradea, Romania Paul Negrut, Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania Serban Olah, University of Oradea, Romania Salomea Popoviciu, University of Emanuel, Oradea, Romania Ioan Popoviciu, Emanuel University of Oradea, Romania Heather H. Vacek, Pittsburgh Theological Seminary, USA Ofelia O. Villero, USA Akinmayowa Akin-Otiko, Dominican Institute, Ibadan, Nigeria

Reviews

"Chronic illness has received little attention within the literature of religious studies, and even then it has rarely been explored through interreligious and interdisciplinary lenses. This thoughtful collection of essays makes a significant contribution toward holistic understandings of chronic illness and extends our sense of how this topic might fruitfully intersect with other areas of study." - Debbie Creamer, Interim Dean and Vice President for Academic Affairs, Iliff School of Theology, US

"The strong link between healing and spirituality has long been known in western medicine and eastern philosophy. Yet here the authors bring a fresh perspective with scholarship and compassion to the situations described. Their approach provides practitioners who serve the chronically ill with new ideas and alternatives." - Mary de Chesnay, Professor, Kennesaw State University, US


Table of contents (15 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stoltzfus, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 1-12

  • Spirituality, Chronic Illness, and Healing: Unique Challenges and Opportunities

    Stoltzfus, Michael J. (et al.)

    Pages 15-45

  • Spiritual Direction as Psychospiritual Care for Women with Autoimmune Diseases

    Arora, Kelly

    Pages 47-63

  • Beyond Coping: Spirituality and Filipina Transnationals with Experience of Breast Cancer

    Villero, Ofelia O. (et al.)

    Pages 65-84

  • Pathophysiologic Basis and Application of Spiritual Healing Practices in Chronic Illness

    Stanley, Ruth

    Pages 85-114

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Chronic Illness, Spirituality, and Healing
Book Subtitle
Diverse Disciplinary, Religious, and Cultural Perspectives
Editors
  • M. Stoltzfus
  • R. Green
  • D. Schumm
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Michael J. Stoltzfus, Rebecca Green, and Darla Schumm
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-34845-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137348456
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-35136-4
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-46880-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 308
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
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